A SCHOOL has been told it must improve after its latest inspection.

Gable Hall School, in Corringham, had been rated as “good” by Ofsted for the last three years, but this has now slipped to “requires improvement”.

In a letter to parents, principal Mr Stokes wrote that is was “true” the school did require improvement but said school staff had been “vigorously implementing measures” to swiftly improve the school.

Improvements include strengthening the maths department, increasing staff stability, and changes to how staff train and teach.

He added: “We would like to thank all of you who took part in the inspection process and heartily welcome your help and contribution, as parents, to the improved journey of the school going forwards.

“We feel that this overall judgement of the inspection was unavoidable following last summer’s disappointing Year 11 progress outcomes and we welcome the opportunity to accelerate the school’s improvement further.

“We are determined to swiftly ensure that the school provides the best education for all children and we will make good use of local and wider support to secure rapid improvement.

“It is our aim to keep you involved and fully informed in this throughout the process, including when we secure external assessments of progress.”